UC Davis Veterinary School Retains #1 in Nation

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UC Davis Veterinary School Retains #1 in Nation

U.S. News & World Report named the School of Veterinary Medicine No. 1 in the nation in its most recent rankings of professional and graduate programs.  

The media company released updated rankings today (April 24) for nearly 20 disciplines and dozens of specialties in its 2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools. Among them, UC Davis also had top-25 programs and specialties in earth sciences, engineering, mathematics and nursing.

U.S. News ranks veterinary medicine every four years, and this marks the third consecutive time UC Davis has been on top. The ranking only adds to its accolades. The QS World University Rankings by Subject has ranked UC Davis first or second in the world since the subject was added to its rankings in 2015.

The School of Veterinary Medicine has more than 700 students pursuing the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and other professional and graduate degrees, and offers the nation’s largest veterinarian residency program with more than 35 specialties. More than $89 million in annual research funding is applied to benefit animal, human and planetary health. The school’s hospital treats more than 50,000 patients each year. This month the school will celebrate its 75th anniversary.

UC Davis and rankings

A world-class university, UC Davis is highly ranked for how it transforms students’ lives, the impact of its research, the excellence of its academic programs, sustainability and more. See highlights on our rankings page. The university performs self-evaluations and also appreciates the value of third-party assessments. However, ranking methods vary, change over time and can be subjective. UC Davis focuses on those rankings that most closely align with its mission and values — including serving the public good, inclusiveness and equity, and social mobility — and in national rankings looks most closely at its standing among public universities. UC Davis encourages prospective students and their families to weigh rankings among other factors in their college decision, talk with counselors and UC Davis admissions advisors, and, if possible, visit the campus.

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